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Rhode & Schwarz now has a website
area dedicated to electromagnetic interference
(EMI) debugging and analysis. "EMI debugging in the design phase will help
keep product development on schedule Detecting, analyzing, and correcting causes
of electromagnetic interference (EMI) early in the development process is the
surest way to successfully pass an EMI compliance test and the best way to avoid
redesigns, delays, and added costs late in a project. EMI debugging for unwanted
emissions can start as soon as a circuit is live. Rohde & Schwarz supply
multipurpose equipment including oscilloscopes with leading FFT functions, advanced
trigger possibilities and very low input noise, and spectrum analyzers..."
Anatech Electronics offers the industry's
largest portfolio of high-performance standard and customized
RF and microwave filters
and filter-related products for military, commercial, aerospace and defense,
and industrial applications up to 40 GHz. The AB829B1038 is an 829 MHz
High Performance LTE Band Cavity Band Pass Filter. It features a very sharp
transition between the passband and the rejection frequencies, an attenuation
of 40 dB minimum 1.5 MHz away from the band edges. The AE2075-5125DB5458
is a 1650-2500 MHz/4400-5950 MHz Duplexer. Isolation between the bands is greater
than 70 dB. Custom RF power directional coupler designs can be designed
and produced when a standard cannot be found...
We know, many times you want to just
buy your RF assemblies to plug in to your
Circular D38999 Connector or your VITA67 module. Well know ConductRF offers
multiple solutions for both styles of Multi-Port connector all available on
short lead times based on our on hand materials stock. D38999 integrates BMA,
SMPM & SMPS Connectors, also other #8, #12 & #16 Coax Contact solutions.
VITA67.1/2 uses SMPM solutions, but the new VITA67.3 also offers SMPS and NanoRF
to support your coax requirements. These are 100% factory tested to exacting
VSWR and Loss standards because, We know, Results Count!
Artech House today announced the publication
Introduction to LabVIEW FPGA for RF, Radar, and Electronic Warfare Applications
by Terry Stratoudakis. Real-time testing and simulation of open- and closed-loop
radio frequency (RF) systems for signal generation, signal analysis and digital
signal processing require deterministic, low-latency, high-throughput capabilities
afforded by user reconfigurable field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This
comprehensive book introduces LabVIEW FPGA, provides best practices for multi-FPGA
solutions, and guidance for developing high-throughput, low-latency FPGA based
RF systems. It provides real-time testing and simulation of open- and closed-loop
RF systems for signal generation, signal analysis, and digital signal processing
that require deterministic, low-latency, high-throughput capabilities presented
by user reconfigurable FPGAs. Written by a recognized expert with a wealth of
real-world experience in the field...
Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC
- like the connector) will be conducting a free webinar on Thursday, February
25th, entitled "Quantum Computing."
To most people, including me, quantum computing is still a mysterious technology.
Its concepts of multiple simultaneous logic states makes the fuzzy logic craze
of the 1980s look sharply focused. Photos of quantum computers built by IBM*,
Microsoft, and Google look like science fiction chandeliers where you expect
to see the rejuvenated brains of Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei, or Isaac
Newton soaking in a bubbling bath of formaldehyde with wires sticking out of
them. A short paper entitled, "Are You Ready for Quantum Computing" can be accessed
on the BNC website. Berkeley Nucleonics produces a number of instrumentation
items used by quantum computing researchers...
Artech House today announced the publication
of EW 105:
Space Electronic Warfare by David L. Adamy. The fifth book in the bestselling
Artech House EW 100 series explores electronic warfare (EW) in space. Practical
problems – including intercept and jamming of hostile signals transmitted from
the Earth's surface and the vulnerability of satellite links to attack from
the Earth's surface are discussed. Spherical trigonometry is covered to provide
the background necessary to understand the scope of satellite problems. Orbit
mechanics, specifically the way the Earth and its satellites revolve around
one another, is also explained. The basics of radio propagation and how it applies
to communications Electronic Warfare are demonstrated. Satellite links and link
vulnerability are discussed. New Release Price: $96
"PCBONLINE, a custom advanced circuit
board manufacturer, has recently published an AutoDesk Eagle tutorial. The step-by-step
how to create a PCB using the software. First, it explains the program control
panel, the schematic window, and the board window. Then the tutorial tells how
to create a new project, add parts, add connections between parts, name and
label the nets, provide parts with value, check the electrical rules, and route
the board. If you're new to PCB design or use AutoDesk Eagle, this comprehensive
guide should be beneficial. When you're done with PCB creation, you can have
circuit boards made by PCBONLINE, which checks your Gerber and BOM carefully
and provides free tech support..."
Exodus Advanced Communications' broadband
Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) is designed for broadband EMI-Lab, Communications,
and Electronic Warfare (EW) applications. Its Class A/AB linear design accommodates
all modulations & industry standards. It covers 700 MHz – 6.0 GHz,
produces 100 W Minimum, 50 W P1dB, with a minimum 50 dB Gain.
The AMP2070C exhibits excellent gain flatness, optional monitoring parameters
for forward / reflected power, voltage, current & temperature sensing for
superb reliability and ruggedness. Integrated in our compact 3U chassis weighing <25 kg.
Rack-mountable with dimensions of 430 mm x 133 mm x 560 mm...
Build Your own Assemblies using ConductRF
RF connectors and coaxial cables. Raw components and cable now available
for the first time, with solutions up to 50 GHz. ConductRF high performance
RF connectors and coaxial cable are now available from Digi-Key for customers
to self customize their own constructions. Our industry standards are great
solutions for a wide range of applications that require extra performance, as
we know, Results Count!
Bluetooth modules have always been popular
and fundamental to the field of IoT. As a keen advocate of IoT, Seeed understand
the importance of Bluetooth and realize the potential benefits that can be passed
onto the Seeed Fusion users.
is a popular Bluetooth module suitable for applications not limited to LE
audio, professional lighting, connected wearables and more complex IoT applications.
To assist developers, especially in these financially troubling times, Seeed
Fusion have added MDBT50Q-1MV2 to the Seeed OPL at a special discounted rate
only available to Seeed Fusion PCBA users. As well as the cost savings, by stocking
the module in the Seeed OPL...
Sam Benzacar of
an RF and microwave filter company, has published his January newsletter that
features his short op−ed entitled "In a Digital World, Analog Filters Stand
Their Ground." It points out that with few exceptions, even the most sophisticated
digital RF systems require some form of analog filter at the input (receiver)
or output (transmitter). Power levels and aliasing components of sampled systems
keep digital (software) filters from being used universally. That bodes well
for the world's analog filter companies, including Anatech. Sam also presents
some relevant industry news items as well...
Spectrum Instrumentation extends its
range of hybridNETBOX products with the addition of eight high-performance models.
The hybridNETBOX is an innovative instrumentation platform that combines a multi-channel
arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) and a digitizer in a single portable unit.
With their unique capability for simultaneous signal generation and acquisition,
these powerful tools are perfect for applications involving stimulus-response
or closed-loop type testing. In total,
different hybridNETBOX models are available now, with 2+2, 4+4 or 8+8 matched
channels and possible speeds from 40 MS/s to 1.25 GS/s. The new models offer
a choice of two or four AWG channels...
Ken G. recently wrote to request that
his company, TechnoTronix Electronics
Manufacturing Services, be added to the following Vendor pages on RF Cafe: Contract
Manufacturing, Electronic Assembly, Product Design & Development, and Substrate &
PCB Fabrication & Assembly. Says Ken: "TechnoTronix has been active for
the past 40 years in making the best printed circuit board assembly. We are
an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016 & AS9100 Rev. D certified PCB Assembly
company who fulfills all your PCB needs in minimum time. We use the latest technologies
like Plated Thru−Hole (PTH) and Two−Surface Mount (TSM) and find smart ways
to provide the best printed circuit board assembly services in California."
Skyworks is pleased to introduce a complete
high-efficiency power amplifiers (PAs) designed for the stringent requirements
of enterprise small cell radios, including 4G LTE and 5G NR. These devices offer
wide instantaneous bandwidth with high gain and are fully input/output matched.
Active biasing circuitry is integrated to compensate for PA performance over
temperature, voltage, and process variations. With a compact 5 x 5 mm package,
the SKY663xx−11 family of PAs is ideal for 5G systems operating from 2.3 to
Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) services
in 5G/6G communications systems will extend the current mobile experience by
providing massive connectivity to the internet with extreme capacity, coverage,
reliability, and ultra-low latency. A new "5G NR Design for eMBB"
white paper showcases the unique system and circuit capabilities in Cadence®
software that overcome eMBB design challenges. A 28 GHz receiver integrated
circuit (IC) and phased-array reference design is presented in which the capabilities
of AWR Design Environment®, Virtuoso® RF Solution, EMX® Planar 3D
Solver, and Allegro® PCB Designer software were combined to develop the
RFIC receiver, package, and board with embedded antenna array...
to SMPM mm Adapter Series are designed based on precision microwave interconnection
technologies. These adapter series are manufactured to precise microwave specifications
and constructed with male and female gender on both side. The precision microwave
connector interfaces ensure an excellent microwave performance up to 40 GHz.
VSWR is 1.2:1 (max), M-M, M-F, F-F, F-M interface combinations, passivated stainless
steel body. Useful in laboratory and productions test setups, prototyping, and
Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test
equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Welcome
the New Year by Upgrading Test Gear," that tells you how to determine when
it's time to upgrade your test equipment. Learn about the different opportunities
and think about what requirements you have coming up in order to recognize the
right time and equipment to upgrade. Test instrument upgrades provide opportunities
for improvement: to make up for what is missing in an instrument or test setup,
be it measurement speed, accuracy, bandwidth, sensitivity, resolution, even
more measurement channels. Other times, equipment becomes obsolete and prompts
an upgrade to newer equipment that is still supported by the manufacturer or
gives you increased performance...
Triad is pleased to announce that it
continued to outperform revenue projections in the second half of 2020. The
revenue and orders were driven by the company's rapidly growing reputation
as a premier supplier of feature-rich, ultra−efficient radios, RF/microwave
bi−directional amplifiers, custom multi−functional amplifier systems, CubeSat
frequency converters and amplifiers and wideband amplification for EW and counter
UAS systems. Triad delivered some of the highest data−rates and longest−range
ISR wireless links available for Unmanned Land, Sea, and Air Systems this year.
Triad achieved several financial and operational goals in 2020 and positioned
itself for future growth with the introduction of its new line of amplified
radios, investment in operations, and the addition of key team members...
Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high-performance
analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced
that its high-performance Wi-Fi 6E front-end modules are featured on the world's
ultra-fast Wi-Fi 6E gaming router from ASUS. Utilizing the FCC's newly allocated
6~7 GHz extended band to double the capacity of traditional Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi
6E standard enables faster connectivity and supports an increased number of
connected users meeting the unprecedented demand for increased video conferencing,
online gaming, streaming TV, AR/VR, home security cameras and online exercise
apps. An established leader in the networking market, ASUS is the first to deliver
the increased and wider bandwidth 160 MHz channels of Wi-Fi 6E with its ROG
Rapture GT-AXE11000 gaming router. A report from ABI Research1 expects 1.4 billion
Wi-Fi 6E chipset shipments by 2025, while also noting that the addition of the
6 GHz band is coming at a critical time as home Wi-Fi communications...
Empower RF Systems' tactical up-armored
Model 2224 is a compact SSPA operating from 1 to 2 GHz, delivering 150 Watts
CW output. The amplifier includes a fast Tx/Rx switch and is designed for rugged
outdoor and tactical deployment of data com links. The all-weather heavy duty
NEMA 4 enclosure houses a complete amplifier system using our Next Generation
architecture so all the local and remote control, monitoring, protections and
user remote GUI are identical to our COTS rack systems. The 2224 comes complete
with internal directional coupler, internal forward and reverse power sampling
and an easy to use remote web GUI. In depth health monitoring can be viewed
remotely and pushed out via the Ethernet port...
On Wednesday, January 20th at 2:00 PM
EST (GMT -5:00), Copper Mountain Technologies will present another of its VNA
Master Class Webinar series entitled "Materials
Measurement at 5G Frequencies." This webinar will demonstrate the use of
free-space spot probes to characterize materials at 20 to 40 GHz, of interest
to new 5G millimeter wave frequencies. A table-top measurement system using
CMT's S5243 VNA will be used to determine transmission and/or reflection of
materials. From these measurements, the webinar will discuss the calculation
of dielectric properties of measured materials. The agenda consists of free
space measurement description, example measurements & dielectric calculation
and a Q&A session at the end...
Qorvo, a leading provider of innovative
solutions that connect and power the world, today introduced two
Wi-Fi 6E front
end modules (FEMs) designed to maximize throughput and range in high-bandwidth
applications such as 8K video streaming, online gaming and virtual reality.
Wi-Fi 6E is an extension of Wi-Fi 6 that operates in the recently opened 6 GHz
frequency band, in addition to the traditional 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.
Wi-Fi 6E triples Wi-Fi capacity with contiguous spectrum to accommodate 7 additional
160 MHz-wide channels or 14 additional 80 MHz channels. Qorvo's Wi-Fi
6E FEMs unleash the full potential of this new spectrum, delivering leading
linearity performance and maximizing throughput and capacity at peak permissible
indoor power levels. The Qorvo QPF4656 and QPF4632 deliver robust and rugged
performance with world-class energy...
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Kinetic Vision uses Altium's platform to enable a connected and frictionless
PCB design experience, increasing their productivity x5 even in the midst of
Covid. For over 30 years, Kinetic Vision has provided technology solutions to
over 50 of the top Fortune 500 companies in the world. Hear about how their
embedded development team needed a better design and collaboration solution
to satisfy the increasing needs of their demanding clients and how Altium helped
solve their toughest issues. Altium Designer is their tool of choice when it
comes to designing PCBs, as it provides the most connected PCB design experience
- removing the common points of friction that occur throughout a typical design
flow. With the Covid situation, using Altium's platform became even more essential
as it enabled seamless remote working..."
Guerrilla RF introduces the GRF5508 and
GRF5510, two of ten new ¼
W linear power amplifiers being released as part of the company's expansion
into the cellular market. These new InGaP HBT amplifiers were designed specifically
for 5G/4G wireless infrastructure applications requiring exceptional native
linearity over temperature extremes of -40°C to 85°C. Spanning frequency ranges
of 800-900 MHz and 880-960 MHz respectively, the GRF5508 and GRF5510
are tuned to operate within the n5, n8, n18, n20 and n26 5G new radio (NR) bands.
The devices can deliver 24 dBm of linear power over the entire -40°C to
1.0 mm (Narrow Block) coaxial connectors are specially designed for
well used high frequency substrates to minimize electromagnetic effects including
impedance discontinuities from coaxial to GCPWG (Grounded Coplanar Waveguide)
and Top Ground Microstrip structure. The types of connectors are 2.92 mm,
2.4 mm, 1.85 mm & 1.0 mm. Applications include RFIC Chip
set evaluation boards, high data rate ASIC and SoC evaluation module test, and
substrate characterization. We solve your performance and cost problems.
Qorvo, a leading provider of innovative
RF solutions that connect the world, today introduced a family of
high-performance low noise amplifiers (LNAs) tailored for base station infrastructure
deployments including 5G massive MIMO (m-MIMO). Qorvo's newest family of LNAs
combines the lowest noise figure in the industry - 0.3 dB achieved at 2 GHz
- with unmatched reliability and scalability in a very compact footprint. The
flagship QPL9547 LNA utilizes Qorvo's latest generation enhancement-mode pseudomorphic
High Electron Mobility Transistor (pHEMT) process to provide market-leading
noise figure and improved receiver sensitivity for cellular base stations. This
LNA is internally matched and is available...
Werbel Microwave, a designer and manufacturer
of RF and microwave power couplers, dividers, terminations, and DAS equipment,
introduces directional coupler model C-1182-20, a high performance
directional coupler that covers 2 to 18 GHz with 20 dB coupling
and a typical flatness of ±0.45 dB. It has excellent return loss and low
insertion loss. Usually in stock, but check website or call for availability.
Werbel Microwave's catalog of directional couplers and power splitters / combiners
are high performance at an affordable price point. Our original design, USA
Teledyne e2v HiRel is adding two new,
HEMTs (High Electron Mobility Transistors) to its industry-leading, 650-volt,
high-power family of products based on GaN Systems technology. The two new high-power
HEMTs, TDG650E30B and TDG650E15B, deliver lower current performance of 30- and
15-amp respectively, while the original 650 V introduced last year, the
TDG650E60, delivers 60 A. These 650 V GaN HEMTs are the highest voltage
GaN power devices available on the market for demanding high-reliability military,
avionics, and space applications. They are an ideal fit for applications like
power supply, motor control, and half bridge topologies...
Artech House announces the publication
360 Degree View of IoT Technologies, by John Soldatos. This exciting book
explores the past, present and future of IoT, presenting the most prominent
technologies that comprise IoT applications, including cloud computing, edge
computing, embedded computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain
and cybersecurity. A comprehensive description of the full range of the building
blocks that comprise emerging IoT systems and applications is provided, while
illustrating the evolution of IoT systems from the legacy small scale sensor
systems and wireless sensor networks, to today's large scale IoT deployments
that comprise millions of connected devices in the cloud and smart objects with
(semi)autonomous behavior... New Release price discount to $104 is available
for a short time.